About the Francesca’s Restaurant Group: Founded in 1992 by Restaurateur Scott Harris, Francesca’s Restaurant Group has grown from a small, welcoming Italian restaurant on Chicago’s North Clark Street to a restaurant group of 5 concepts across 25 locations in 3 states. Based in Chicago, Francesca’s Restaurant Group currently owns and operates 18 Francesca’s Restaurants, 4 Davanti Enoteca's, Disotto, Fat Rosie’s and Hillgrove Tap.
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As usual, the meal at Francesca’s was impeccable. The drinks were excellent. I had a negroni, my husband a manhattan, and our friends had a vodka martini and a scotch.
Appetizers for: we split the carpaccio. Our friends had the bruschetta and the fried calamari. For entrees, two of us had the rigatoni, one had the special ravioli, and my husband had the monkfish. He thought it was overdone, but still delicious. The men opted for ice cream for dessert, and I had my usual profiteroles. This is a restaurant that is reliable and that we frequent because of its consistency.
Attentive service. Great Food. While somewhat expensive, it still presents good value.
A great evening with a group of friends was made exceptional by Francesca’s Amici — great food, reasonably priced excellent wine, outstanding service!
We were thrilled with the food, service and overall dining experience.
Great food fair prices. service was attentive and polite
Great food as always
Setup a reservation for Valentines Day and you could tell they over booked. Never stayed for dinner. Left at 8:40 since we had not been seated. Our reservation was for 8:00PM.
Lobster bisque smelled terribly fishy and tasted as bad. Two of three entree orders were wrong. Food quality was poor overall. This is the worst of their locations. All others much better. We live in area and this location is average on its best days. Won’t be back.
Awesome restaurant. One of the best around the western suburbs. Always great service and great food.
We attended during the extended Restaurant Week dates and it was wonderful. Excellent service, delicious food. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.
Felt like having dinner at a high end restaurant without the high end price.
Service and food was great!
To say that we absolutely love love LOVE this place is an understatement! The entire staff is like one big family! The staff, from the hostess desk to the waitstaff to the busboys, have a very long tenure... which speaks VOLUMES of the outstanding management team they've had in place for so many years!! It is our go-to spot for the BEST experience in food and service. I hope they are around for many many many more years in Elmhurst!!
We eat here frequently and the food is usually very good. Tonight both our meals were simply very bland. Kitchen had a bad night.
Waiter service was excellent, food preparation and presentation was very good. Noise level was high making normal conversation difficult.
Menu selection choices above par.
Portions larger than expected and beverages selection excellent
This was an anniversary dinner and the surprise dessert was a nice finish
Great location , service,and of course the food nice bar.
Reservation was for 5. They put us at a table for 4 then added a seat. I was jostled all night. Service was very poor. We were seated at 7:50 for a 7:30 reservation. We were almost the last patrons to leave the restaurant. The server did not check on us. Someone else brought food out. When we finally asked server to check on our food he did and it was brought out. However the salads had been sitting on our table for almost an hour before the entrees. No one ever came to remove salads.
We have been here several times... never disappointed. We love coming here since its just a few steps from York Theater. Service/Food on point, menu varied but not huge. Pasta/wine/crusty bread. Awesome!!
We did the Restaurant week special.
Excellent choices and large portions. We loved it!
Excellent dinner with friends, with great service by Kat.
Great food only issue was after we all ordered a glass o wine our waitress told us that Sunday bottles of wine are half off. Great deal but it wails have been nice to know at the beginning. Over nice experience
Went for lunch during restaurant week. Food, service and value were very good. Not crowded for weekend lunch.
What a beautiful neighborhood place. We had delicious food, a terrific server, and a leisurely meal (despite the crowd, we never felt rushed at all).
Service was good but food was tasteless. Spent 100.00 for nothing
Very good Italian food. The service is always excellent and the atmosphere is attractive.
Food is good service is great , Good value .
Dinner with friends
Great food, a little too loud for me. Was looking for a quite romantic dinner
Food was amazing and the service was outstanding!!!
We have gone to this location numerous times. Every time has been filled with a curtious, knowledgeable staff and plenty of fantastic food. This last time was for my wife's birthday. Just as always we left with a big smile and a bag of leftovers. Love this place and will continue to be a customer as long as I can.
Great Italian restaurant, nice specials the price is good on certain night's of the week. Service has always been great herr
Esteban was an excellent waiter and so very attentive. Food was a good temperature, flavors were delicious and appealing to the eye. We never felt rushed and they were understanding as we got out as they were closing. One of our guests was a restaurant wine distributor and she thought Esteban gave excellent service. She is a hard person to please. Great job Esteban!!
We will go back for sure.
Seated promptly, staff was attentive, waitress outstanding and very friendly. Have been here many times before and have never been disappointed. Their spaghetti night was a great value.
Great food and service, as always! Love coming here.
Great food & service ....
My wife and I celebrated New Years eve at Francesca Amici. It was delightful! The ambience was perfect for the occassion and the food was excellent! On a very busy night, the service was excellent and we did not feel rushed at all. We had an amazing cheesecake with an eggnog icing for dessert which was out of this world! We can’t wait to go back.
We were a party of four for New Year’s Eve dinner. Reservation was for 6 o’clock and we were seated promptly. Wait staff, ambience/vibe and food could not have been better. Noise level was just perfect – fun and lively yet conversation-friendly We had a wonderful dinner.
Always enjoyable with good food and service. A bit noisy for me, but still very pleasant.
Thank you to one of the owners who took care of our coats and umbrellas. And the waitress was really helpful and sweet. Thanks again for a New Year's Eve event.